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Zucchini Boats

• 8 medium size zucchini

• 2 cloves garlic

• 1 - 8 ounce jar of your favorite salsa

• 1 can refried beans

• 1 can black beans

• 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese or dairy free cheese

• 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro

• 2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey

• Chopped tomatoes

• Chopped olives

• Greek yogurt or dairy free yogurt for garnish


  1. Cut zucchini in half and blanch in boiling water for 6-7 minutes. Drain well and set on towel to remove moisture.

  2. Meanwhile, sauté ground meat and drain well. Add cilantro and garlic.

  3. Once zucchini pieces are dry, use a spoon or melon ball spoon and scoop out inside of each zucchini. Fill each boat with a mixture of black beans and refried beans (usually a heaping tablespoons). Place filled zucchini boats in a 9x11 glass pan. Add cooked meat, salsa and cheese on top. Bake for 25 minutes on 450° F.

  4. Once baked garnish with Greek yogurt.

Serve or freeze for later! Serves 8

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